In conjunction with the City of Johnstown’s Colonial Stroll holiday activities, Johnson Hall State Historic Site will hold an Open House on Friday, December 6 from 5pm to 8:30pm.

Johnson Hall’s first floor will be decorated for the holiday season, where music of the 18th century will be performed by Ron Burch and Olof Jansson, members of Liaison Plaisantes.  Refreshments will be offered in the historic butler’s pantry.   The museum shop will offer 25% off for holiday shopping that evening.   Horse-drawn wagon rides of the mansion’s south lawn will be available to visitors between 6pm and 8pm.

In addition, between 6pm and 8:30pm, a shuttle van will loop between Johnson Hall and a shuttle stop on Main Street in front of the park.

The evening’s event is free and open to the public.  Donations will be gratefully accepted and will be earmarked for the continued restoration of Sir William’s bedchamber.

Johnson Hall’s Open House is part of the area’s Heritage Holidays in the Mohawk Valley, a collaboration of holiday celebrations taking place three weekends at eight local historic sites. Pick up a passport, visit at least three of the sites and be entered into a drawing for a gift basket.

This year’s event is co-sponsored by Johnson Hall, the Friends of Johnson Hall, Johnstown Historical Society, and Goderie’s Tree Farm.

Johnson Hall State Historic Site is located at 139 Hall Avenue in historic Johnstown, just off West State Street (State Highway 29 West).  For more information, visit or, or email to be placed on the Site’s emailing list.